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Week 29

As I look back on the week I am wondering when this pervasive sense of gloom will end. The news that 45 has deployed the Border Patrol to Portland, that he has established a secret police force to infiltrate so called "anarchic" groups and that he is installing his cronies at the Pentagon, bypassing congress in the process, all disturbs. … Continue readingWeek 29


Week 22

Week 22 of 2020 - my visual and written journal. This week I experiment with "still videos," videos of things i would normally make a still photo of. … Continue readingWeek 22

Week 21

A map of my walks during the week. I will be playing with mapping as I go forward. May 23, 2020 225.6 lbs 8:37 AM – Home … rain starting to fall, the sound of it draining from roof to ground, splattering, continuous, soothing… 7:45 AM – Walking … 2, 3 nights ago, there was a wasp in the bed, under the covers, stung me twice when i got in, grabbed it off my leg and threw it into the dark void of the room, kept thinking I should write this down, now i have… 7:33 AM – Walking … a pickup truck pulls up,Continue readingWeek 21

Week 19

May 09, 2020 224.2 lbs Reflections have been catching my attention lately. Something about their ephemerality and parallel universe quality. Spinning sculpture in a window. Self with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Miscellaneous black and whites from my walk. The crown in the window struck me as a lurking corona virus. 5:04 AM – My Studio … right now, a bird singing furiously outside… woke up at the normal time today… last night, tired, overwhelmed, pandemic logistics exhausting, i struggle to keep the supply chain going, struggle to take in the new washer and dryer, struggle to get the power cord needed to hookContinue readingWeek 19

Week 18

May 02, 2020 226.4 lbs 5:18 AM – Home … feeling fat today, i knew it would not be good, ate a lot yesterday, will have to be careful with calories and exercise, not been easy because of weather… Chas just came down, i retrieve Fiona, grabbed the Panasonic camera and made some pics along the way, low light… fat and unhealthy i should add… need to get lots of walk in today… dogs come in, treats all around, Rubie too… feeling frustrated, dispirited, everything happening in slow motion, some things getting done, garden project proceeding slowly as i gather materials needed, have to getContinue readingWeek 18

Week 16

April 18, 2020 222.6 lbs 5:57 AM – My Studio … early to bed, early to rise… rain, cold, not sure i will get out for my walk, may try anyway… need fresh veggies… noted on FB that S has been supplying fresh salmon, maybe other fish, have to get on that wagon… was expecting my new book trimming tool, just checked tracking and it has been delayed, oh well… the Cheeto-in-chief fomenting protest in democratic governor swing states, is there no end to his awfulness?… convinced the second wave will be sooner and worse than need be, there was always going to be aContinue readingWeek 16

Week 15

April 11, 2020 220.6 lbs 5:58 AM … a little more hopeful today… good sleep… watched Eat, Drink, Man, Woman last night, good movie, not my favorite food movie, but a good movie, interesting view of the density and uniformity of Chinese society, thought the main characters are all individuals against the uniform backdrop… more and more likely that H will be home soon, P being a little stubborn about quarantine, annoying both of us, the question being, technically, H should quarantine for same period which means probably a week and half before she comes home… April 10, 2020 219.8 lbs 5:50 AM – HomeContinue readingWeek 15

Week 14

April 04, 2020 no weigh in 6:50 PM – Home … feeling sad, profoundly difficult time, Oregon sending ventilators to NY… fucking federal government, not there when you need them… every state for themselves… … Saturday, three weeks without H in the house, how long will it be before i see her again… drank a little too much last night, woke up with nasal ridge in mouth all dried out, similar to what happened on BI, drank lots of water to re-hydrate, wondering why that happens with the too much alcohol… no more today, get a nice bottle of wine in for tomorrow, my birthday,Continue readingWeek 14

Week 13

March 28, 2020 220.2 lbs 6:09 AM – Home … bird singing loudly outside, daylight arriving, i have finished my Feedly stream for now, no, not finished, just did everything i had patience for, the bird singing gave me the urge to write now, the hum of the refrigerator, dogs sleeping in the living room, on the couch, or on the couch and chair, i can’t see them, i know without looking… Saturday morning, weekend, more than ever weekend and weekday seem the same, another day in hell about to unfold, hell is cold, quiet, lonely, i will look out on some of it, throughContinue readingWeek 13

Week 12

March 21, 2020 219.0 lbs 9:00 PM – Home … was expecting H to text, she hasn’t, hoping everything is ok… the supply chains are struggling, two postponements by the new vegetable source, Amazon faltering too, everyone trying to get what they need, have lots of food, several sources, it will be ok… it seems strange, i knew i would be ok with isolation, even so, i am so far better than i thought… lets see how it goes for week two… watching the squid and the whale, kind of depressing, screwed up family, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, i need a photo walk tomorrow… 7:37Continue readingWeek 12